Free Tennis Picks: Top Plays Of The Day For ATP French Open Day 8

João Mourato

Saturday, May 28, 2016 8:06 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 28, 2016 8:06 PM UTC

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the ATP French Open Day 8. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

Kei Nishikori (5) vs Richard Gasquet (9)
We picked Nick Kyrgios to defeat Richard Gasquet in our ATP French Open Day 6 Analysis; however, the Australian played that match with a left shoulder injury and couldn’t perform at his best level. Despite Kyrgios’ limitations on that contest, Gasquet played at a very solid level, ending the match with 29 winners / 18 unforced errors. Richard is for the fifth time on his career in the 4th round of the French Open yet, he was never able to reach the quarterfinals.

Kei Nishikori increased his phenomenal 5th set career record to 13 – 5 after defeating Fernando Verdasco in the previous round. It was far from an easy match for Nishikori, who saw Verdasco recovering from two sets down but at the end, the Japanese was just too good for his opponent. After the match, Kei said that he was very pleased about his victory and how strong physically he was in the 5th set, which is very important for an injury prone player like him. Nishikori is looking for his second consecutive appearance on this event’s quarterfinals, after losing on that stage in 2015 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

This will be the 10th career meeting between these two players, with Gasquet leading by 7 – 2 on the h2h.

Despite Gasquet’s lead on h2h, it was Kei who won the last two matches a few weeks ago in Madrid and Rome, both in straight sets. There isn’t much Gasquet can do against this opponent, he’ll try to extend the rallies and open the court with his crossed backhand but as it happened in their previous two meetings, Nishikori should be too good for the French. With this in mind, our suggestions is for you to add the Japanese’s spread to your tennis picks.

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Free Tennis Picks: Kei Nishikori -4 (-117)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

Viktor Troicki (22) vs Stan Wawrinka (3)
After a very tough start, where Stan Wawrinka needed five sets to defeat Lukas Rosol, the Suisse won the following two matches in straight sets – against Taro Daniel and Jeremy Chardy. Stan has been raising his level match after match, with his best performance against Chardy, in a match where the defending champion fired 36 winners / 22 unforced errors. One good example of Wawrinka’s improvement throughout the tournament is his winners / unforced errors ratio – 1.22 against Rosol; 1.55 against Daniel; 1.64 against Chardy.

Viktor Troicki is for the third consecutive year in the 4th round of this event after a surprising victory over Gilles Simon. We picked Simon to cover his spread however, the French was far from his best and Troicki took advantage of it. It was a low quality and the players’ stats show it, with 24 winners / 34 unforced errors from Simon while Troicki made 26 winners / 36 unforced errors. Viktor is a tremendous fighter with great defensive skill, but there isn’t much he can do from the baseline with his groundstrokes.

These two players will face each other for the 5th time on their careers, with Wawrinka leading on h2h by 4 – 0.

This is a very good match-up for Wawrinka because there isn’t much Troicki can do with his solid baseline game. With Stan raising the level match after match, we expect him to perform at a very good level on this match. With this mind, we recommend you to take advantage of Wawrinka’s tennis odds by placing a bet on his set handicap to win this encounter in straight sets.

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Free Tennis Pick: Stan Wawrinka -2.5 Set Handicap (+101)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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